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15 May 2019, 19:40

Belarus to hand over upgraded MiG-29 aircraft to Serbia in 2021

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MINSK, 15 May (BelTA) – Belarus will hand over upgraded MiG-29 aircraft to Serbia in early 2021, BelTA learned from Chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee of Belarus Roman Golovchenko on 15 May.

According to Roman Golovchenko, the aircraft are being repaired in line with the specified schedule. “Three are being repaired while another one is being inspected for defects. Everything proceeds on schedule. We constantly stay in touch with the Serbian side. There are no complications. In line with the contract the customer is supposed to receive the aircraft in early 2021,” he said. Serbia pays Belarus for repairing and upgrading the aircraft.

BelTA reported earlier that a solemn ceremony was held in Baranovichi, Brest Oblast on 25 February to hand over four MiG-29 aircraft from the Belarusian army to the Serbian one. Upon request of the Serbian army specialists of OAO 558 Aircraft Repair Plant are supposed to perform repairs and upgrades of the aircraft, which were handed over on 25 February.

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